"20th Century Boy" as written by and Marc Bolan....
Friends say it's fine, friends say it's good
Everybody says it's just like rock 'n' roll

I move like a cat, charge like a ram, sting like a bee
Babe I'm want to be your man

Well it's plain to see you were meant for me, yeah
I'm your boy
Your twentieth century toy

Friends says it's fine, friends says it's good
Everybody says it's just like rock 'n' roll

Fly like a plane, drive like a car, hold out your hand
Babe I'm want to be your man

Well it's plain to see you were meant for me, yeah
I'm your toy
Your twentieth century boy

Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy
Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy

Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy
Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy

Friends say it's fine, friends say it's good
Everybody says it's just like rock 'n' roll

I move like a cat, charge like a ram, sting like a bee
Babe I'm gonna be your man

But it's plain to see you were meant for me, yeah
I'm your toy
Your twentieth century boy

Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy
Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy

Twentieth century toy
I want to be your boy
Twentieth century boy
I want to be your toy


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"20th Century Boy" as written by Marc Bolan

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    General CommentAt last! After all these years I find other people who hear "just like Robin Hood" in the lyric. I have been singing this line for years in a covers band I'm in, and I only discovered I might be wrong when I sang the song at a Karaoke, and the lyrics were on the screen. Whatever the rights or wrongs, I love the idea that Marc might just have sang "... Robin Hood". It kinda fits with Marc's lyrical outlook, as well as with the song in general. I also hear the line "... hold like a hand" instead of "...ball like a hound". And it definitely is "...talk like a rat"!
    ted-macon July 10, 2006   Link

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